School Details

Urban Prep Chtr Englewood High School

6201 South Stewart Avenue, Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 535-9725

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 482 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • City Of Chicago School District 299 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Urban Prep Chtr Englewood High School is a charter high school in Chicago. The principal of Urban Prep Chtr Englewood High School is Dennis Lacewell. 482 students attend Urban Prep Chtr Englewood High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.6% of the Urban Prep Chtr Englewood High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 482 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% get reduced lunch prices. Team Englewood Community Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 91% 42%
Multiracial 8% 1%
Hispanic 0.4% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 86%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 92% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is more than a number. You have to experience it to know what great teachers and opportunities this school will provide your son.

  • (9 months ago)

    I love urban prep my son is going into his sophomore year and I must say they are doing an awesome job keeping him focused and on point I change any thing about this school . also I love the creed they have to say after event just awsome

  • (11 months ago)

    Urban Prep Englewood campus is all the persona. The school focuses too much on making sure they look good and their rules than the actual academics of the students. Hoping in the future the school will start to focus more on academic as well as maintaining structure within the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a son who is graduating this year from Urban Prep Academy Englewood campus. Having had reservations I see now the method to their madness. My son is a mature young man with a solid idea about what he wants to do with his life. He will be leaving for college this fall and I will have no concerns about his being ready for the world. He has learned so much there and I am so proud of him. I am grateful to Urban Prep and recommend this school to all young men who are serious about getting a quality education and a huge lead in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    Urban Prep Charter Academy-Englewood Campus (UPCA) is an excellent school for African-American Males. I have witnessed great improvement in my nephew grades confidence leadership ability he knows is not his environment and will prevail. The staff promote is available to assist our young men to succeed in as much as parents and young men also have to do their part. If you want your child to engage in a sucessful future UPCA is a good start. How about weeding out those young men and their parents that are not in acceptance of the discipline and accountability that it takes to have a rewarding future. We believe this environment is a good match for our young man. SUGGESTION I like to see my nephew receive books for each subject considering the multiple ways of learning. Offer rental books or give the parents the book information ISBN number etc. in case they want to purchase the book elsewhere. I suggest this option be made available for parents/students that are interested during orientation registration etc.. This will assist with the multiple forms of learning. It takes a village relative Auntie... I'm apart of that village!

  • (1 year ago)

    sadly there is nothing that we can do about the terrible things that urban prep has to offer. We need better schools. Especially ones for Black men. Because this school is very low in stats and performance.

  • (1 year ago)

    Urban Prep does not provide students with books and the handouts are not logically organized. It's 2013! If they cannot afford books the materials should be available online. This school is all hype!

  • (1 year ago)

    Urban prep is a very disorganized school. They need to work on professionalism and organization.

  • (2 years ago)

    This review is for the Bronzeville Campus. I had very high hopes when we learned my son was accepted into this school. I felt it was a true blessing. Unfortunately the experience was tremendously unsatisfactory. My son was consistently urged to fight do drugs or join a gang. He was attacked repeatedly--the last time was in the classroom with the teacher present (who did nothing to aid my son). The entire year was a nightmare. My son told me one day that it would be nice just to be able to have a normal conversation with anyone there and not to feel that at any given moment he'd have to defend himself against harm. I cannot tell you how disappointed we were with the entire experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    That 1 star is a review for the Englewood Campus. I don't know what goes on at the other campuses.

  • (3 years ago)

    Urban Prep is an excellent school for young African American men who want to go on to a top college or university. My son went here for all four years and the experience was very challenging and rewarding. The courses were all college prep and the teachers were extremely helpful and engaging. My son participated in sports clubs had the opportunity to travel abroad to Spain and was accpeted to Cornell University on a full scholarship! Urban Prep is an excellent school for young men.

  • (4 years ago)

    They couseled my child out of this school and now he goes to York! Why can this school pick and choose who they take while York has take on all comers? Maybeit is because they are so successful! Perhaps Urban Prep will open another campus over on the 2700 block of S. California. I'm sure they would have great success there!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Urban Prep totally prepares the students for college. The staff gets involved with each student assisting with each aspect of getting ready for the next level of education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Urban Prep Academy Charter High School is a school that takes care of their young men. They make sure that their young men are going to get the best knowledge and discipline.

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